Henshaws' good news for students and parents in Harrogate after challenging year

A Harrogate specialist college is exploring new ways to showcase itself to prospective students and their families during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 11:24 am
Updated Friday, 16th October 2020, 11:28 am
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is offering “virtual” tours online so that students and their families can see the facilities for themselves.

It's been a challenging year for the charity but Henshaws Specialist proudly remains the only Further Education college in Yorkshire that offers both day and residential programmes up to 365 days per year for students with special educational needs and disabilities.

Because COVID-19 has meant that the college has had to close its doors to visitors, safeguarding its vulnerable students, it has already been offering “virtual” tours online so that students and their families can see the facilities for themselves and meet the team.

The college delivers transformational and sustainable life changing experiences and learning through bespoke education, care, therapy, and clinical programmes for young people ages 16 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

Now the college is set to offer bespoke tours out of hours so that students and their families can find out if it is the right choice for them.

Henshaws Specialist College: Bespoke tours

Henshaws College’s transitions manager Henry Inman said: “Leaving school for college is a major step for any young person but even more so for many of our students who have a wide range of special needs.

"It is, therefore, particularly important that they have an opportunity to visit before deciding if it is the right step for them.”

The bespoke tours are limited to one family at a time after students have left for the day and must be booked in advance at https://www.henshaws.org.uk/shop/event/regions/yorkshire/harrogate/bespoke-tours/

Henshaws Specialist College: Open Day

In addition to the bespoke and virtual tours, the College is holding a virtual open day on Wednesday, October 21, when the transitions team will be able to provide advice and guidance to help make choices about the future, including information about the application process and an opportunity to ask questions.

This should be booked online at https://www.henshaws.org.uk/shop/event/regions/yorkshire/harrogate/2021-open-events/

What Henshaws Specialist College does

Henshaws Specialist College is a transformational place.

Through a personalised approach to education, learning and care it aims to empower children and young people living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.

Whether preparing for employment, making friends or learning to live more independently, it seeks to enable our students to make their aspirations possible and goals a reality.

Students follow an individual study programme to develop their independence, communication, personal and social skills.

Henshaws welcomes both residential and day students.

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